Cloth as Metaphor
Adinkra symbols visually integrate striking aesthetic power, evocative language and mathematical structures and philosophical concepts. The book views the adinkra cloth symbols as a writing system. It develops themes from the texts encoded in the proverbs, stories and maxims associated with the symbols. The themes covered include Akan cosmology, social and political organization, social and ethical values, economics and Akan knowledge systems.
“Perhaps the most modern and certainly one of the most comprehensive works on Adinkra”